MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

An Interview with Barry Schrader - Question 6C: "Triptych" Performed on the Yamaha TX816

Click here for the next installment of my interview with Barry Schrader. This one covers Triptych performed on the Yamaha TX816.

Untitled Unknown 731 - Juno 6 + CS-10 + S950 x DX21 + Telemark-k + Atari ST

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Michal Patulski

Rings - Sympathetic Strings & “Disastrous Peace” Hidden Mode

Rings - Sympathetic Strings & "Disastrous Peace" Hidden Mode from Kial on Vimeo.

"In this video the audio is created only by Mutable Instruments 'Rings' running directly out of the Eurorack through a Digitech Polara for reverb. A simple sequence, and a couple of LFOs are used to control the module in 'Sympathetic Strings' mode. Then, the 'secret handshake' to enter the 'Disastrous Peace' mode is shared with some audio demonstrating the unique sounds of this mode. Recorded directly into Logic X through a MOTU 896HD @ 44.1kHz/24bit. No additional sound sources, post-processing, or FX were used."

"Working for the weekend" Loverboy Oberheim OBXa Keyboard

Published on Mar 27, 2016 synthartist69

"Just a Loverboy jam...this song makes me happy.... I believe it was originally done on an OBXa but not 100% sure...."

Update: someone mentioned he used a Prophet 5 and a Yamaha CS-50 at the time. Below is a video from them performing it live in 1983. You can see the CS50 on top at 2:58. Can't tell what's under it. The left side panels by the left knob box don't match a Prophet-5 or OB-Xa.

Update2: Turns out that is a custom case for the Prophet-5 that the CS60 sits on. Via the same source:

"He had a custom wood case built to hold the P5 under the CS. It sat on top of the electric grand. I actually talked to him about it when he stopped by Sweetwater when I worked there. He also used a Yamaha SS-30 string synth and sometimes a second P5 on his left."

Loverboy Working For The Weekend Live In Vancouver 1983

Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011 ozgisch

Korg Volca Easter Jam : Korg Volca, Microkorg, Microbrute, Monotron Delay

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Todd Smith

"Korg Volca Easter Jam !! I use the Korg Monotron Delay to grab audio from a local christian radio station and process is by touch into my Korg Monotron Delay for a sample effect. The Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Volca Beats and Arturia Microbrute are all on sequencer duty. The Microkorg is played live. This track has ambient start that evolves into a synth build up. Enjoy !!

: Gear Used :

Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Monotron Delay
Arturia Microrbute
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )

MARF Patch Buchla Experiment 2016

Published on Mar 27, 2016 djangosfire

"Learning my way around a 248r MARF reproduction Buchla format module. As I was patching, these sounds were realized on my DIY Buchla 200r system."

Phoenix Synth Meetup - March 2016 Pics

These in via noti peppas:

"Some pics of yesterday's Phoenix synth meetup. We had a fantastic turnout! Arizona eurorack manufacturers Blue Lantern Modules and Audio Damage were also in attendance displaying their latest modules. If anyone in the Phoenix area is interested in these kinds of events, check out the local meetup group.

more gear pics here"

KORG volca fm + volca beats session1

Published on Mar 27, 2016 VC FOX

"I play volca fm and volca beats. Have fun!"

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Yamaha TX-816 SN 3232

via this auction

"Yamaha TX-816 rack mount Synthesizer. Eight complete DX-7 synthesizers in a rack. Each module can be used as an individual 16 voice, 6 operator FM synthesizer on separate midi channels or stacked together on one midi channel for a huge, fat sound."

JP-8080 Melody: Veracocha - Carte Blanche

Published on Mar 10, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample


Dusted off my Roland JP-8080.
Played the 'Veracocha - Carte Blanche' with FL Studio. Delay and choros are internal effects. Added EQ in post."

Electribe Sampler as Super Saw Synthesizer | Pads & Drones Beat on KORG ES2

Published on Mar 17, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample


Testing the 'KORG Electribe Sampler' super saw synth generated by the analog modeling sound engine. No post processing, everything is generated by the KORG ES2 including mod delay.

I'm playing Trance melodies via midi out from Fl Studio. You can record the notes into the Electribe sequencer as well but 4 bars is usually not enough for an entire melody. The poly mode is a bit weird and so is the envelope controls, I don't really understand how to use it properly."

Pads & Drones Beat on KORG ES2

Published on Feb 28, 2016

"Slow jam on Electribe Sampler 2. The pads are samples. Drones and bass are single cycle wave forms from"

Volca Bass as TB-303 Alternative?

Published on Mar 11, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample


Korg's Volca bass can work as a 303 alternative but it's not a substitute. It's a lot of fun though!
Unprocessed audio:

The first pattern is the bass line from BK - Revolution."

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Volca Bass Trance: Gouryella Tenshi

Published on Mar 10, 2016

"Unprocessed audio:

Gear: Korg Volca Bass / Midi to USB Cable
FL studio plays the midi melody. Added Reverb & Delay."

Minimal Techno - KORG Volca Sample

Published on Mar 5, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample

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Minimal Techno 2 - Volca Sample

Published on Mar 17, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample

Volca Sample Pack for VOSYR:"

Volca Sample: Pad Jam

Final Fantasy Prelude - Volca Bass (Analog Mono Synthesizer)

Published on Mar 26, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample

KORG Volca Bass Analog Synthezizer playing Final Fantasy Prelude
FX: Valhalla Shimmer

How to unlock 10-600 BPM on Volca Bass:"

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Easter Sunaday Table Top Jam

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Jason Dale

"A table tops synth jam ended up with this little ditty. Korg Volca Bass, Beats and Keys along with the Moog Mother 32, Arturia micro brute and Dave Smith MoPho."

The Red Diva - U-HE Diva Sound Library from Synth Anatomy Easter Sale

Published on Jan 23, 2016 Synth Anatomy (previously posted here)

For those interested, Synth Anatomy's The Red Diva sound set is on sale for Easter. Click here for details.

Init Patch - Pro 2 paraphonic pad

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Inflatable Robot

"Starting from an init patch on the DSI Pro 2, I create a pad with 'tape flutter' delay."

Moog Sub Phatty - Leads V.1 sounds pack ( Synthonia - SynthSound )

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Space4Keys


A large collection of (not only) lead sounds from famous songs...16 new patches.

Patch list

analog sweep2
modular lead
pink basses
pink II
pink III
pink IV
power 5th
prog square
squared Lead
sweep bass
wiz moog sdoit
wizard mod+

Vamira - Eurorack Modular Jam + Korg SQ-1 + Korg Volca Sample + Zoom MS-70CDR

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Ariel Raguet

"Eurorack Modular Jam + Korg SQ-1 + Korg Volca Sample + Zoom MS-70CDR

Ariel Raguet

Make Noise Wogglebug
Make Noise Maths
Pittsburgh Multi
Make Noise STO
Make Noise Echophon
Intellijel Dixie II
AJH Synth Minimod
Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box
Sputnik Modular QFTS
Intellijel Hex VCA
WMD Micro Hadron Collider

2 x Korg, SQ-1

Korg Volca Sample

Zoom MS-70CDR"

Korg Polysix with Kiwisix midi upgrade SN 380286

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bassline

via this auction

Roland CR 8000 Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

Vintage Roland TR 909 Analogue Drum Machine W/Manual SN 426987

via this auction

ROLAND TR-77 Rhythm 77 Analog Drum Machine c.1972, SN 061449

via this auction

Jen Syntar demo track

Published on Mar 27, 2016 ikworgek

"Demotrack JEN SYNTAR GS-3000
with CV gate modification
all sounds from the JEN
drums from volcabeat
some reverb and delay


Jen Syntar 2 demotrack

KORG volca fm + Eventide Space : variety of sound

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Masaki Takada

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Korg volca fm + volca beats session1

Published on Mar 27, 2016 VC FOX

"Korg volca fm とvolca beatsで演奏しました。
I play volca fm. This is beautiful synthesizer."

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BURG - Album Movement 13 (Roland TB-3, Elektron Analog Four, KORG volca sample)

Published on Mar 27, 2016 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

Alright, starting to get the feeling that im closing in on the total amount of tracks i need, eg to make a good selection for the short list. ... :)

So i wanted to create a slow, machine like, monotone track.. which i can use as an epilogue... i went for mechanic feel, just like a train that just keeps on going and never stops.. aim was on less textures and just a simple bass drone + a melody. Also the track has an intentional offbeat feel to throw you off sync, eg not accenting the first hit on the beat... eg, even though you think you know the rhythm, hearing the hihat and/or kickdrum will give you a small surprise :D

This is also a very stripped down session, using just the TB-3 + Volca sample passing through the A4, and then onto the Kaoss pad and Ms70 for added space and glitch.

Two melodies are played live on the A4

let me know what you think :)

cheers !"

2:00AM Experimental Ambient Session with the Radio Music Module

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"This was just a quick, spur-of-the-moment test of my newly acquired, custom mirror-polished Radio Music module from Magpie Modular. I had just gotten home after an 8 hour day of work and a 3 and a half hour modular synth concert. I was tired... but inspired! Patch Notes: Radio Music into Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids into Rings then into Clouds. Make Noise Richter Wogglebug providing influence over Rings 'Dampening' and 'Position' and Clouds 'Density' and 'Size'."

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